Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dyingrace - demo

Japan has a long history of spawning awesome bands, in every conceivable (sub-)genre of hardcore. So it usually pays off when you come across a compilation from Japan. I first heard this band, Dyingrace, on a compilation from 1998 called Nothing But A Hardway. Their track, Revive, is the opening track and it is heavy, I mean seriously heavy, the perfect mix between metal and beatdown. So I wrote them a letter and their drummer wrote me back and sent along their demo, which is from either 1997 or 1998. 3 Awesome tracks, including the track from the compilation.

As far as I know the only other release they did, besides compilations, was a full-length CD called 'Only The Determined Path Remains' on S.I.H. Records which I unfortunately don't have, not even MP3's. If anybody can hook me up with a copy, get in touch! I'm also not sure what happened to the band-members, I believe some of them went on to Age Limit 20 and John Holmez, but I'm not sure. Any information is welcome!

Below is a 'video' of 'After All' from the full-length, which is a re-recording of the demo-track.



Just for the sake of it, here are the lyrics for 'Revive', as printed inside the compilation (my copy of the demo didn't come with a lyric sheet), spelling errors and all:
The virus swept to peaple / fear fell upon everythin' / It's suddenly come along / before I know / sufferin' from illness / infection onset / become insane / I'm out of mind / bear down upon the illness / dreadful situation / you don't escape again / you don't escape again / fuckin' terror struck again / revive the fear / insanity was born / from everybodys inside / its growin' bigger day by day / everythin' is overawedeat up the scene eat up the kiz / eat up the fuckin' fakass
Dyingrace - demo

7 comments:

Jay Vindictive said...

great stuff! I think I first heard them on a BTB comp then you hooked me up by burning their tracks to cd for me. Awesome band! People owe you a lot of thanks for posting these songs!!

Nothing But A Beatdown said...

I'll have soon an mp3 version of their album, will keep you posted through my Blogzine ok !

XemonerdX said...

Please do, thanxxx man!

veterano said...

hey man Im getting the cd in in a week or 2, Ill rip it for you and upload it for you. keep posting stuff

Anonymous said...

Kobe's legendary! It's one of my favorite band ever. I think AGE LIMIT 20 formed in 1996 or 1997. After a few name is changed DYINGRACE. They think that they dispersed in 2001... Guitarist is a passage to New York and becomes a member of EVERYBODY GETS HURT and NJ's HOMICIDAL. He is now playing EVERYDAY DOLLARS and HELL BRIGADE. Other members formed BURDEN OF DESPAIR and CRYPTIC REVELATION in japan.

Sorry my poor English...

Nothing But A Beatdown said...

I haven't forget, just give more time to upload it someday ahah ! ;-)

Captain Hook 718 said...

Hey if you haven't got the full length yet I uploaded mine here http://www.mediafire.com/?yqwihxdvqjy
Thanks for all the great stuff!